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Art of the Deal Writer Tony Schwartz on Trump: ‘This is a Man Who is Deeply Mentally Ill’

The drumbeat is getting louder. New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman called him “unmoored.” CNN is reporting that White House sources are saying that he’s drudging up birtherism again.

Is President Donald Trump losing it?

That seems to be the conclusion of Tony Schwartz — the man who spent a great deal of time with Trump in the 80s co-writing The Art of the Deal. In an appearance on The Beat with Ari Melber Wednesday, Schwartz — whose musings on Trump psychology are widely followed — essentially said he’s seeing the same signs as Maggie Haberman.

“He is losing his grip on reality,” Schwartz said. He added, “This is a guy in deep trouble.”

Schwartz went on.

“We need to be really bringing in psychiatrists,” Schwartz said. “This is a man who is deeply mentally ill.”

The author thinks there are people in the West Wing who are seeing the same signs.

“I believe there are people who are concerned,” Schwartz said. “Most of them, I think, are hostages to a cult leader. When you watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you really feel as if you’re watching somebody who is being brainwashed.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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